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16:45 Newmarket 13 Jul 2018

Gordon's Handicap (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £31,125 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

1m 6f

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (5)
261935-
i T

Hochfeld (IRE) 273

b g Cape Cross - What A Charm (Key Of Luck)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
4 9-10
103

Produced a smart effort to win by 6 lengths over C&D in August. Gelded ahead of return and on a career-high mark.

He has won four times from 1m 1f to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind First Nation when fifth of 16 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good) in October last year.

Produced a smart effort to win by 6 lengths over C&D in August. Gelded ahead of return and on a career-high mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 14 4 2 28.6%
Flat (Turf) 8 3 0 37.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 4 2 0 50%
G Similar Going 4 2 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 4 2 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Doyle 0 0 0 -
T M Johnston 14 4 2 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (4)
8-35490
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Natural Scenery 13

b m Dubawi - Argentina (Sadler's Wells)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
5 9-7 p
100

On a handy mark on the pick of her form but it is fair to say she's not completely straightforward. Cheekpieces back on.

She has won four times from 1m 2f to 2m on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 19l behind Withhold at 11-2 when 11th of 20 on her latest outing at Newcastle over 2m last month.

On a handy mark on the pick of her form but it is fair to say she's not completely straightforward. Cheekpieces back on.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 19 4 6 21.1%
Flat (Turf) 11 1 3 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 7 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 7 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 1 2 20%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J Harry Bentley 0 0 0 -
T S bin Suroor 19 4 6 21.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (2)
311
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Elgin 42

b g Duke Of Marmalade - China Tea (High Chaparral)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 9-5
98

Very smart hurdler who made it 2 wins from just 3 starts in this sphere in 5-runner minor event at Catterick in June, having plenty in hand. Opening mark could underestimate him.

Successful at 1m 4f and 1m 5f on good ground and on the all-weather; has also won five hurdlesand a NH flat race (latest NH win was in February). Won on his latest outing when 4-6fav at Catterick over 1m 4f (good) last month, beating Saroog by 3/4l. Has also won at Chelmsford City this season.

Very smart hurdler who made it 2 wins from just 3 starts in this sphere in 5-runner minor event at Catterick in June, having plenty in hand. Opening mark could underestimate him.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 6 3 2 50%
Flat (Turf) 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 4 1 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 8 4 47.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J M Harley 1 1 0 100%
T A King 17 8 4 47.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (7)
4821-48
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Saunter (FR) 21

gr g Myboycharlie - Marie Des Fleurs (Smart Strike)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
5 9-5 p
98

Signed off 2017 by landing the valuable November Handicap on second run for this yard. Respectable efforts both starts this year and should be suited by a return to this trip.

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good and soft ground. Beaten 7l behind Dash Of Spice at 16-1 when eighth of 17 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month.

Signed off 2017 by landing the valuable November Handicap on second run for this yard. Respectable efforts both starts this year and should be suited by a return to this trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 18 3 4 16.7%
Flat (Turf) 17 3 3 17.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 2 0 28.6%
Headgear
Today (P only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jim Crowley 4 2 0 50%
T Ian Williams 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (3)
321/11
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Hamada 58

b g Cape Cross - Sahraah (Kingmambo)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 9-3
96

Made light of a 19-month absence when scoring at Wolverhampton in April. Raised his game further when following up at York (11.8f) subsequently and remains unexposed.

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 5-2fav at York over 1m 4f (good to firm) in May, beating Crowned Eagle by a head. Has also won at Wolverhampton this season.

Made light of a 19-month absence when scoring at Wolverhampton in April. Raised his game further when following up at York (11.8f) subsequently and remains unexposed.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 3 1 60%
Flat (Turf) 4 2 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 3 1 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J W Buick 4 2 1 50%
T C Appleby 5 3 1 60%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (6)
4300-41
i T

Shraaoh (IRE) 35

b g Sea The Stars - Jumooh (Monsun)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 9-2 t
95

Back to best when winning 9-runner handicap at Goodwood (14f) on second start for this yard last month, produced late and finishing strongly. Lightly raced for a 5-y-o so may have more to offer.

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 9-2 at Goodwood over 1m 6f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Sky Eagle by 1 1/2l.

Back to best when winning 9-runner handicap at Goodwood (14f) on second start for this yard last month, produced late and finishing strongly. Lightly raced for a 5-y-o so may have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 12 2 3 16.7%
Flat (Turf) 11 1 3 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 8 1 3 12.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J P Spencer 2 1 0 50%
T Harry Fry 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (8)
18-5247
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Fire Jet (IRE) 13

ch m Ask - Lightning Jet (Dutch Art)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 11 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 36.36%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
5 8-11
90

Progressive in 2017, winning 3 times, including over C&D. Back to her best when runner-up here in May and not disgraced both starts since, though perhaps summed up by her mark.

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 11l behind Cosmelli at 33-1 when seventh of 19 on her latest outing at Newcastle over 2m last month.

Progressive in 2017, winning 3 times, including over C&D. Back to her best when runner-up here in May and not disgraced both starts since, though perhaps summed up by her mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 21 5 3 23.8%
Flat (Turf) 17 5 3 29.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 3 2 0 66.7%
D Distance 9 3 2 33.3%
G Similar Going 11 4 3 36.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 5 3 23.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J P J McDonald 0 0 0 -
T J Mackie 21 5 3 23.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (1)
2410/22-
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Project Bluebook (FR) 330 (91J)

bl g Sinndar - Apperella (Rainbow Quest)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 8-2 (ow 1)
81

Useful hurdler who returns to this sphere on a workable mark and can't be ruled out.

He has won three times from 1m 4f to 1m 6f on good to firm and soft ground and on the all-weather; has also won three hurdles. Beaten 1l by Taws when second of 8 at 2-1fav on his latest flat outing at Chepstow over 2m (good to soft) in August last year.

Useful hurdler who returns to this sphere on a workable mark and can't be ruled out.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 12 3 3 25%
Flat (Turf) 9 2 2 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 3 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 22 6 5 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J S De Sousa 0 0 0 -
T J J Quinn 22 6 5 27.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

At The Races Verdict

Elgin is a high-class hurdler and he has been successful at Chelmsford and Catterick on the Flat in recent months. The concern regarding his chance is the forecast good to firm ground and with that in mind, preference is for HAMADA. The son of Cape Cross arrives having won a competitive handicap at York in May and the second from that contest was only beaten a neck in the Old Newton Cup last weekend, off a 3lb higher mark. That evidence suggests that this lightly-raced four-year-old may be underestimated by a rating of 96, especially as the extra couple of furlongs today may bring about further improvement. Natural Scenery was disappointing in the Northumberland Plate but it is too soon to be writing her off.

Timeform Verdict

ELGIN scored with plenty in hand for the second time in this sphere at Catterick last month, and there’s every chance his opening mark could underestimate him given his very smart form over hurdles. Hamada remains lightly raced and is likely to improve further, while Saunter may benefit from a return to this trip.

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